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Launch of Apollo 13 (NASA Footage)

The launch of Apollo 13 - 11th April 1970. Onboard are astronauts Jim Lovell (CDR), Jack Swigert (CMP) and Fred Haise (LMP).The video and audio footage is di...

Apollo 13

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Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Lunar Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Apollo 13 was the famous mission that never made it to the moon's surface because of a catastrophic malfunction on board, but the astronauts did return safely to the Earth. The mission was commanded by Jim Lovell, the Command Module Pilot was Jack Swigert, and the Lunar Module Pilot was Fred Haise. The mission launched on April 11th 1970 and the Capsule safely landed in the ocean on April 17th 1970.

Saturn V

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Configuration: V

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    110.6 m
  • Diameter
    10.1 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2970 T
  • Thrust
    35100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn V
  • Family
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    140000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo Odyssey CSM-109


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Cislunar Orbit
Serial Number: CSM-109

CSM-109 "Odyssey" was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 13 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


Jim Lovell

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: March 25, 1928
Age: 96

Jack Swigert

Command Module Pilot - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Aug. 30, 1931
Date of Death: Dec. 27, 1982

Fred Haise

Lunar Module Pilot - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Nov. 14, 1933
Age: 90

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

(NASA)

Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 115 Failures: 20 Pending: 6

Agency Type:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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